Samsung’s Sleek New Notebook Odyssey Squeezes RTX 2080 Into 5-Pound Laptop
Samsung unveiled the new GeForce RTX-equipped Notebook Odyssey gaming laptop today at CES 2019. The Notebook Odyssey received a much-needed design overhaul and now flaunts an aluminum chassis, a big improvement over last year's plastic model.
The Notebook Odyssey will be available in the U.S. in early 2019. Samsung has not yet announced pricing.
The Odyssey will be able to play even the most demanding modern games at high frame rates thanks to its Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, the high-end mobile graphics card revealed earlier today by Nvidia. That means the Odyssey supports the latest graphics tech, including real-time Ray Tracing, AI and programmable shading.
|Samsung Notebook Odyssey|
|CPU||Intel Core i7|
|Storage||256GB SSD/1TB HDD|
|Ports||USB-C, 3 USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet|
|Size||14 x 10.6 x 0.78 inches|
The Odyssey boasts a 15.6-inch HD (1080p) panel with G-sync technology and a 144 Hz refresh rate, so even the most fast-paced games should look smooth.
Just about every laptop maker has focused on trimming down display bezels, and Samsung is no exception. The Notebook Odyssey's thin bezels keep the black aluminum device relatively compact, at 14 x 10.6 x 0.78 inches. More impressive is that the Notebook Odyssey comes in at just above 5 pounds. Port selection includes a USB-C input, three USB-A ports, HDMI and an Ethernet connection.
Aside from the beastly GPU, the Odyssey is equipped with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD with a secondary 1TB HDD.
Keeping all that power from overheating the laptop are Jet Blade blowers with 83 blades and a new cooling system. Samsung promises that the Odyssey will remain cool no matter how high you crank up your graphics settings.
We are looking forward to seeing how the Notebook Odyssey performs in our tests and will provide a full review later this year.
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